It’s time for wide recognition of Palestine

The Paris Peace Conference should build on the momentum of Resolution 2334 and the Kerry speech.

January 17, 2017 13:37
UN security council votes on resolution 2334

UN security council votes on resolution 2334. (photo credit: REUTERS)

AS FAR as I recall, it was former prime minister Ehud Barak who coined the term “diplomatic tsunami” a few years ago, when describing what Israel could expect in the international arena in the absence of progress toward peace with the Palestinians.

Since Barak first used the phrase it has become something of a joke in Israeli public discourse. Only a couple of weeks ago, during a popular radio show, a right-wing panelist arrogantly asked, “Where is the diplomatic tsunami promised by the Left?” His left-wing interlocutor simply went silent – after all no tsunami has been spotted on the horizon.


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